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Dark Chocolate Sauce

You don't have to cross chocolate off your dessert menu, thanks to recipes like this one from Deanne Bagley, "It's simple to satisfy you sweet tooth by draping low-fat pound cake or fat-free ice cream with this rich glossy sauce," she writes from Bath, New York. "Use it to make hot chocolate, too...or as a dip for fresh fruit."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Stir in milk and coffee until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 77 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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  • annrms
    Apr 22, 2019

    This is a fantastic easy to make...just right sweet, and oh, so chocolaty. Made brownie sundaes with vanilla ice cream and unsweetened whipped cream...good to the last drop. I made the sauce ahead of time and microwaved it briefly before using it.

  • ahmom
    Apr 24, 2015

    I used special dark chocolate. It was really good.

  • mbl20028
    Aug 6, 2011

    very easy, good tasting. Made it to serve with the raspberry upsidedown cake and it went well together!

  • CStrat
    May 5, 2011

    Chocolately and delicious. And really easy to make.

  • smilingwine
    Oct 3, 2009

    The only mistake I made with this recipe was making only a single batch. Very good.